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Are you or a loved one being charged with a criminal or traffic offence in South Melbourne?
Criminal charges can be a serious and scary situation — not to mention the impact that they can have on your future, and your freedom itself. If you find yourself being accused with theft, violence or drug-related charges — or any other offence that falls under criminal law — it is important to quickly get a quality criminal lawyer on your side in order to get the best outcome and give you the proper support you and your loved ones need through the legal proceedings.
The severity of your charge(s) and/or sentence — and especially your freedom — relies on the way you present yourself right from the start and the efficacy of your legal representation. We provide assurance, transparency and efficiency throughout your legal matters, no matter the case. With our client and court experience, we can effectively guide you through the legal and court process, guiding you through your criminal case and ensuring you understand the process.
We offer tailored legal advice and represent clients for the following criminal matters:
> Drink driving offences
> Drug driving offences
> Dangerous driving offences
> Breach of intervention orders
> Drug trafficking and possession
> Fraud, shoplifting and theft charges
> Firearms possession and gun charges
> Assault charges
> Murder and manslaughter
> Sexual offences
With our zero judgement policy, you can be assured that you will always be getting the best possible representation with our dedicated criminal defence lawyers — no matter what you have been accused of. With thousands of successful court cases under our belts, and each member of our team having reasonable experience advocating for clients, you can be assured that you are getting the advice and expertise of some of the best lawyers in South Melbourne.
If you need legal representation or legal advice for a criminal law case, Haitch Legal can help. Call 03 8590 8370 to speak to one of our experienced lawyers in South Melbourne or leave us a message today.
Best criminal defence lawyers South Melbourne
For the best possible outcome for your case, you need the best criminal defence lawyers on your side.
Haitch Legal has the court experience, the dedication and the drive to advocate for you and push to get you and your family a satisfactory result. We firmly believe that everyone deserves the right to defend themselves — no matter what you have been accused of, or any prior experience you may have had in court. From smaller cases to high profile clients, we represent all of our clients with the same amount of enthusiasm, passion and work ethic.
You’re innocent until proven guilty under Australian law, and we think it’s only fair that you get the best chance possible to argue your case. We want to help you put your best foot forward.
Being a boutique law firm, we can offer personalised and expert advice in the area of criminal law. We always strive to create a low-stress, client focused and results-orientated experience for all of our clients. A criminal case in particular can be difficult and traumatic for everyone involved, not just the person being charged; no matter the outcome, we want to help make the process as easy to understand and effective as possible.
Looking for a criminal lawyer in South Melbourne? We provide quality legal advice and support at a reasonable cost, so that you can effectively present your case and achieve a better outcome.
Before being formally charged, Victorian police will conduct an interview with you. This usually takes place at the side of the road, if you have been pulled over by police — usually for a road-related crime — or at the police station. Remember: you have the right to request to speak to a lawyer before talking to police when faced with an allegation. As most criminal charges are rather serious, rather complex and may result in jail time, you should always make use of this right.
If, after the interview, the police have sufficient evidence of guilt — or believe they have this evidence — then they can charge you with a criminal offence. Part of the process is a document called a charge sheet that outlines any and all offences you have been charged with. You will need to keep this for your defence.
There are two streams of charges: summary and indictable. Summary charges are less serious, and you will only have to appear in the Magistrates Court. With indictable charges, you can end up in either the County or Supreme Court. Depending on the charges, you may or not be granted bail.
Your South Melbourne lawyer will be able to break down the process of your individual journey in the court and what you will need to do — they will take care of the rest.
Last — but certainly not least — is your court appearance. We will prepare you with everything you need to feel ready to attend court and will be by your side. We will take responsibility for speaking to the prosecutors and court staff on your behalf, to ensure that your voice is always heard and that your interests are considered in the proceedings.
The court process can take a long time, depending on the severity of the charges, and you may have to appear in court several times before the results of your case are determined. With our help though, there will be little that you will have to do — we’ll do all the heavy lifting to get you the best outcome we can.
Get started with better results for your criminal law case today
Need criminal defence lawyers for yourself or a loved one now? Reach out to us today to get a free consultation: we will get a better understanding of your case and all the details, your needs and wants and how we can best help you moving forward.
About Haitch Legal
We look at the law differently.
Whether you need a business lawyer, wills and estate lawyer, criminal lawyer — whatever legal advice you need — we can help to provide you with the best legal support in South Melbourne. We’re dedicated to making sure that you get the support you need through the legal process to make it as simple and successful as possible.
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